Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and others with disabilities to restore their own independence
Founded in January 2010, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with Veterans and individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress (CPTS) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.
We train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team in a 48-week program. Most of the dogs come from rescue shelters. This unique opportunity enables our clients to feel safe and secure, and to manage their day-to-day lives. The very special therapeutic canine-human relationship helps them get back out in their communities and begin to view their future with renewed hope.
The cost to Veterans and our clients with disabilities is zero. Every dollar raised goes directly into OFP's program, funding the approximately $10,000 per-dog cost for the 48 weeks of training, equipment and veterinary care that clients receive.
Help save a dog who will in turn save the life of a Veteran.